CORONAVIRUS & THE COURTS
PROTECTIVE FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN ALL COURTROOMS
Any person entering a courtroom or hearing room must wear a mask to help control the spread of COVID-19. If you do not have a facemask we will provide you with a disposable mask.
Notice – Emailing and faxing of documents by self-represented litigants and attorneys
In response to the Coronavirus public health emergency, the Thirteenth Judicial District is allowing the filing of documents by email or fax to reduce the requirement of the public, parties, and attorneys to enter the courthouse to file documents. Self-represented litigants and attorneys are permitted to file documents via email or fax in all cases. Attorneys must continue electronic filing through File and Serve for cases eligible for this service.
Self-represented litigants, attorneys and law enforcement agencies are permitted to file documents via email or fax in pending cases that do not require a filing fee. If a filing fee is required to open/reopen a case, the pleadings should be mailed via US mail, not emailed, to the respective Court along with the filing fee.
Self-represented litigants and attorneys are permitted to file a new case or reopen a case that does not require a filing fee by email or fax.
Attorneys and law enforcement agencies will be allowed to open a new case or reopen a case that does not require a filing fee by email or fax.
Self-represented litigants are permitted to submit free process applications along with the petition or complaint to the Court either via email or fax.
If free process is granted, the filing party will be informed and may proceed to file the remaining documents via email or fax.
If free process is not granted, the filing party will be informed and will be required to submit their filings via US mail along with a filing fee in the form of a money order.
Self-represented litigants and attorneys must provide the following information when emailing or faxing a filing:
Name of filer,
Email address/fax number,
Case caption and case number,
Physical address/mailing address,
Document for filing.
Filed copies will be returned to the sender upon request via email or fax.
Contact information for each District and Magistrate Court in the Thirteenth Judicial District:
Cibola District Court: email@example.com (505) 285-5775
Cibola Magistrate Court: firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 285-6485
Sandoval District Court: email@example.com (505) 867-5161
Sandoval Magistrate Court in Bernalillo: firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 867-0970
Sandoval Magistrate Court in Cuba: email@example.com (505) 289-3013
Valencia District Court: firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 865-8801
Valencia Magistrate Court in Belen: email@example.com (505) 864-9532
Valencia Magistrate Court in Los Lunas: firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 865-0639
Domestic Relations mediation dockets are canceled – Parties will be contacted individually to schedule mediation. If you have questions, please email Erin Olson email@example.com, or call 505-867-2376, ext. 1172